HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Fatty diet does not increase risk of skin cancer

Eating fatty food does not appear to increase the risk of skin cancer. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Cancer contradicts previous research that showed a link between high fat intake and certain types of skin cancer. The results of this latest study suggest that high fat intake might even play a protective role in the development of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Robert Granger and colleagues from the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and colleagues from Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne studied 652 people who had been diagnosed with skin melanoma the aggressive skin cancer that spreads to other tissues or non-melanoma skin cancers skin cancers that are less likely to spread to other tissues - between 1998 and 1999. They compared these patients with 471 individuals who did not have skin cancer. Both patients and control subjects were asked to fill in a questionnaire about their fat intake, history of sun exposure and other factors of interest. The data was analysed at that point, showing that the control subjects reported marginally higher levels of fat consumption. All subjects were subsequently followed for about 5 years to see if they developed any non-melanoma skin cancers.

Granger and colleagues found no evidence that high fat intake increases the risk of developing melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Patients who had previously been diagnosed with a skin cancer other than melanoma even had a lower risk of getting a further non-melanoma skin cancer if they reported consuming more fat. Statistical analyses reveal a lowered risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in people who consumed the most fat.

This contradicts previous studies that suggested that high fat intake may enhance the cancer-promoting effects of ultraviolet radiation the main cause of skin cancer.


'"/>

Contact: Juliette Savin
juliette.savin@biomedcentral.com
44-207-631-9931
BioMed Central
29-May-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Fatty fish protects against cancer
2. Fatty fish consumption associated with lower risk of kidney cancer in women
3. Fatty liver a possible risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease
4. Fatty foods fight inflammation
5. Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
6. Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
7. Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps
8. Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries
9. Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates
10. Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
11. How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/2/2020)... ... June 02, 2020 , ... Join Nagy ... PhD, VP of R&D, HalioDx in a live webinar ... the tumor microenvironment has proved to be immensely informative in the context of ...
(Date:5/30/2020)... ... May 29, 2020 , ... Segal ... Carolina conducting Phase I-IV trials, commemorated May, Mental Health Awareness Month, and May ... advances possible. , Efforts include their #StayConnected video series raising awareness of ...
(Date:5/28/2020)... Conn. (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2020 , ... ... of an important new 7th Donor Shield protection. Donors can now be reimbursed ... the Donor Shield program. The other six Donor Shield protections include lost wage ...
(Date:5/27/2020)... ... May 27, 2020 , ... Radiology ... in the United States, has aligned with the Strategic Radiology (SR) coalition of ... Virginia to join the SR coalition, which has 28 member practices in 20 ...
(Date:5/26/2020)... LOWELL, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2020 , ... ... Business Self-Assessment , a free online tool that will help business owners and leaders ... to reopen and ramp up. This latest offering from TRC is intended to assist ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/3/2020)... ... June 03, 2020 , ... For over 50 years, Divi Resorts has been ... and hygiene protocols at all of their resorts to ensure guests enjoy healthy ... procedures to safeguard and protect both guests and staff and address changing consumer expectations ...
(Date:6/2/2020)... ... June 02, 2020 , ... ... cancers with the watershed FDA approvals of two Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) ... emerged including modified T-cell receptor T-cells (TCR-Ts), Natural Killer (NKs) cells and Dendritic ...
(Date:6/2/2020)... ... June 02, 2020 , ... Americans are ... confidence in those sources varies widely. A recent national survey conducted on behalf ... Americans are more likely to trust information that comes from medical professionals than ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: